Friday, September 13, 2013

Voyager One Leaves Solar System

This is truly an epoch making event.BBC News confirms that Voyager one which was launched 36 years ago to study the outer planets Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus and Neptune;has gone beyond it's original task and entered inter-stellar space.It is believed that this happened around 25th August 2012.It is so far from earth that signals sent by it take 17 hrs to reach earth.
This is the first man made object to leave the solar system.Although it is now out of the solar system,it can still feel the sun's pull.It will take nearly 40,000 years to approach another star even though it is moving at a speed of 45km/s and it will orbit around the center of our galaxy with all it's stars for billions of years.In 1990, when Voyager looked back to earth it was seen as a blue dot 

In terms of size earth may not be so earth-shaking,but look at what a stupendous achievement earthlings have made. Marvelous!
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28 comments :

  1. Wow! amazing piece of information Inu Ji !!

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  2. Nice bit of information, I am both amazed and proud of this achievement.

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    1. Hi Athena,welcome here and thanks for your visit.

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  3. Articles like this makes me feel so insignificant!

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    1. we are insignificant ,but see what human intelligence has achieved.

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  4. wow..where do you get all this facts about solar sytem? very interesting to know..

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  5. As you said what an achievement by us, the specks of dust!

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  6. How I wish,Indian media gets to cover such events instead of stale politics

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    1. Chowla ji that's a very good thought,but scant hopes of this happening.

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  7. Very interesting subject, Indu. I read in a news paper recently about this NASA's Voyager! But...40,000 years is a long wait..sigh!
    Thanks for sharing..

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    1. Panchali,hum tum,yug yug se yun janam janam.....paida hote rahenge!

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  8. Wow! Really amazing piece of info Indu.

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    1. Yes Jaish it IS amazing.Thanks for coming over

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  9. So good to see these fantasies come to life and the conquest of space to other planets is no longer a dream!

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  10. 17 hours for the signal to reach earth? That's really really far away. I wonder what they might find.

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    1. Yes Saru,the cosmos is full of surprises.

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  11. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this Induji

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  12. Nice Info, A G+ for ur post and Have a Nice Day. . . :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Our Jaipur.
      God bless you.

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